Stories from Summer Camp 2016

Check out photos and news from Summer 2016’s camps on Facebook and at our Photos page.


6th Annual Team Kendal Kidz Concert – Saturday, August 13th


We heard you loud and clear so save the date because Joe Hertler and the Rainbow Seekers will be rockin’ our stage once again this year!

If you would like to SPONSOR this event please contact us Sponsorship packages are available.


Please join us for a night of fun all benefiting kids with cancer.

All ages welcome.  Cameras welcome.

AVAILABLE SOON! VIP Balcony Seating and hors d’oeuvres $40, High Top Table Seating $25 (Tables seat 4 so order 4 to keep your table private!), General Admission Main Floor, standing $15 in advance or $20 at the door. (Prices include $2 ticketing Fee)

Tickets may be purchased on our site in our shop until Friday August 12th at 10pm.  They are ALWAYS available at the door.  (Tickets may also be purchased at ROMTLIVE.COM but additional fees may apply.)

Tickets purchased through Team Kendal Kidz will be held at will call at the Royal Oak Music Theatre until 8pm unless otherwise specified.

ID will be required to pick up your tickets so PLEASE use the ORDER COMMENT box at the bottom of the checkout page when using our site to list any additional names needed. for pick-up.

Team Kendal Kidz Concert Poster


Grand Rapids Metro Cruise – Saturday, August 27th

On August 27th the Wheelin’ for a Cure Committee will be at the Grand Rapids Metro Cruise on 28th St. in the Grand Central Plaza with No Limits Motorsports, (across from BWW) Stop by and enjoy a Moink BBQ sandwich, chips and cookie all for only $5.00. Cash or Charge.  All proceeds will go to Special Day’s Camp.

The 27th is also the last day to sign up for the Wheelin’ for a Cure event to receive your FREE T-shirt. We hope to see you all there!!!

A Moink is a meatball wrapped in bacon, smothered in the WFC signature BBQ sauce served on a Hawaiian Sweet Roll.   Very Yummy!!!!


15th Annual Golf Outing

Please join Special Days Camps for the 15th Annual Golf Outing located at Travis Point Country Club on Monday, July 11th.

8:30 a.m.– Registration, Golf Clinic, Brunch & Open golf range
10:00 a.m.– Shotgun start
3:00 p.m.– VIP Cocktails, Spouse Reception, Scoreboard on the patio, Silent Auction
4:00 p.m.– Dinner, Open Bar, Live & Silent Auction / Program

Registration for the entire day is $175 per person (dinner only is $50).

For more information, please contact Erin Lamb at


Team Kendal Kidz make $25,000 donation!

Smiles for today. Hope for tomorrow.

John and Heather Lividini recently presented a check to Special Days Camps in the amount of $25,000 making them one of our largest donors in 2015.  It’s only with support of organizations like Team Kendal Kidz that we are able continue to operate our program and we can’t thank them enough for believing in our mission.

Team Kendal Kidz is dedicated to giving kids with cancer SMILES for today and HOPE for tomorrow.  SMILES for today will come from sending children with cancer to Special Days Camp. Special Days is located in Montague, Michigan and is a place where kids can be kids again.  HOPE for tomorrow will be in our research dollars donated to Children’s Cancer Research Fund. Our donations will go directly to the University of Minnesota’s current use funds for pediatric cancer research.




Support Camp While You Shop!

SDC-amazonsmileDo you shop at If so, then consider using! It’s the same, except that when you shop at and select Special Days Camps as your charity, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to camp! There is no additional cost to you.


Winter Camp Applications

Camper and Staff Applications for Winter Camp 2016 have been posted! Please return your completed applications as soon as possible, space at Winter Camp is limited. Don’t miss out!

Camper Applications.

Staff Applications.

Winter Camp is January 29-31, 2016 at YMCA Camp Pendalouan.


2016 Camp Dates

We are excited you may be interested in sending your child to camp! Applications will be available to download from our website. We expect to fill our programs this summer and possibly have a wait list for some age groups so encourage you fill out your application and return it as soon as possible.

Winter Camp 2016: January 29 – 31, 2016

Partners Summer Camp 2016: Sunday, August 7 – Sunday, August 14 (siblings of children who have been diagnosed with cancer)

Special Days Summer Camp 2016: Sunday, August 14 – Saturday, August 20 (children who have been diagnosed with cancer)

Are you at least 19 years of age and interested in joining our volunteer staff? Interested staff members may download an application on our website. Included in the application packet is information about the positions and opportunities available.



Check out our new site!

We are thrilled to publish a new website for Special Days Camps! Much of the work to update our site was done in just one day by a group from Hackathon for Social Good. Special Days Camps thanks these volunteers for their time and efforts! We love our new site, and hope that you do too.


Annual Golf Outing Set for July 13

The annual Special Days Children’s Cancer Camp golf outing on is Monday July 13th, at Travis Pointe Country Club in Ann Arbor! A new venue and loads of fun are guaranteed this year, thanks to our corporate sponsor, who has again stepped up to help insure that we continue the Special Days Camp mission of providing a medically safe camp for children with cancer and their siblings. We have also lowered the price in 2015, to help those who want to support our camp but were being priced out of participating.

Check out the Golf Outing Information Flyer and sign-up/sponsorship information that is VERY IMPORTANT to our mission of allowing kids to be kids in a medically safe environment. Please help spread the word around that we need golfers and sponsors!

Jim Carey
Executive Director